HogV8 said:I'm really surprised that you guys that do a lot of burnouts don't snap a lot of throttle cables especially considering the snapping open of the throttle . I've only broken 1 cable and pulled the ball off from another . It's a helpless feeling when it happens though not a big deal to replace . :cus:
I think your right Stu . I have noticed that since i cut down on my number of burnouts I haven't broken a cable lately .crazymf said:Jack,
The cure for throttle cables is a 434. Just roll it on easy and after a while the tire starts to smoke and back off just a bit........easy... 8)
I broke the plastic keeper inside the throttle grip only six days of owning the bike... but it was around 38 degrees out that day, so I'm not overly surprised. But I think I'll pick up a few of the parts mentioned, and pack them well in the underseat storage compartment. I've been stranded so many times on the road in the last forty years of 'soldiering'. Hence a bottle of Jack in the saddle bag.HogV8 said:I'm really surprised that you guys that do a lot of burnouts don't snap a lot of throttle cables especially considering the snapping open of the throttle . I've only broken 1 cable and pulled the ball off from another . It's a helpless feeling when it happens though not a big deal to replace . :cus:
Jack,HogV8 said:Aldo , yes I have the quick throttle and I have a throttle rocker I use for longer rides . I've only broken 2 cables since 2000 but both have been when I was beginning to do a burnout . The first cable broke I think just from age and it broke right near the grip at the bend in the cable housing and was frayed . The second cable which was one of those Walmart bicycle brake cables broke because the grip end ball pulled off . I personally think it's asking a lot for a little 1/16" motorcycle carb throttle cable to pull open a big 4 barrel carb . I'm working on a heavy duty cable set up for my bike but it won't be completed until this winter . It should put an end to broken cables on my bike .
my 2000 sb drive belt recently popped at just under 37k. i believe it was the original, 21 years old, and it was as hard as a brick. lincolnLast drive belt that I heard broke was Tony Gillys, way before 100,000 miles
I busted mine at 30K. Don't know why. I took off from a stop sign, in a residential zone, just gave it a tiny bit of "extra" throttle and "BAM". Slung it about 50 feet behind me. Stock 350/385